Marble Falls graduate bares soul in The Deer, performing at UtopiaFest in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A self-described shy girl from Marble Falls is in the midst of promoting her band’s fourth album, which includes a stop at this year’s UtopiaFest. Grace Rowland, a 2002 graduate of Marble Falls High School, is the lead singer for Austin-based The Deer, which has been in existence since 2013. The […]

Night of 5s event benefits nonprofit Science Mill

The sounds of the blues, bossa nova, Latin, and jazz will mingle throughout the Science Mill as the hands-on STEAM facility in Johnson City celebrates five years of operation November 16. The Science Mill is holding its fifth annual benefit, Night of 5s, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. It promises to be an elegant, fun-filled […]

REMEMBER WHEN: Sisters recall early Marble Falls

SENIOR WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Editor’s note: This issue of The Picayune Magazine takes a look at Highland Lakes history, including sit-down interviews with people who “Remember When.” A new feature in the magazine, “Remember When” will appear regularly along with other stories that explore the roots of our community. The series begins with two women […]

Groups seek donations for community Thanksgiving meals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Joseph’s Food Pantry founder Roy Guerrero knows how much his organization’s free Feast of Thanksgiving meal is to the community. In fact, while shopping at a local department store recently, an employee asked him if it was happening this year. He told her yes. “She said, ‘Good, good. We go every […]

Arctic front bringing freezing temperatures and rain

The Highland Lakes reached the mid-60s around noon Monday before a strong Arctic cold front pushed in, dropping temperatures by about 20 degrees. The same front has left the North blanketed in snow. As the front moves through, the National Weather Service is forecasting a 40 percent chance of rain and high winds. A wind […]

With 74-0 victory, Faith Flames are in the playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Before kickoff against a struggling Round Rock Christian on November 8, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Stephen Shipley challenged his Flames to maintain a high level of play in their Division I, District 2 six-man game. And they did, beating the Crusaders 74-0 in a game that ended […]

Army couple spends retirement in service to other veterans

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Lori and Mike Greco spent their careers in the U.S. Army, retirement in the Highland Lakes could only mean one thing: relaxation, right? “We’re just not like that,” Lori said with a laugh. Mike nodded in agreement, adding, “We like to serve, just help.” The Burnet couple spent the better part […]

Help feed Texans through Hunters for the Hungry program

Hunters make a tremendous difference in wildlife conservation through licensing fees, sporting goods taxes, the support of conservation organizations, and good wildlife management practices. But they also make a difference in people’s lives by helping feed thousands of Texans struggling with food insecurity. By donating field-dressed deer to Hunters for the Hungry-participating meat processors, hunters […]

Faith Academy Flames football

With 74-0 victory, Faith Flames are in the playoffs

11 November 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Before kickoff against a struggling Round Rock Christian on November 8, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Stephen Shipley challenged his Flames to maintain a high level of play in their Division I, District 2 six-man game. And they did, beating the Crusaders 74-0 in a game that ended […]

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Burnet Bulldogs get win against Taylor but no playoff spot

11 November 2019

The Burnet Bulldogs ended their season November 8 on a high note with a 36-14 win over the Taylor Ducks on the road. The victory, however, didn’t land the Bulldogs in the playoffs. The Bulldogs finished the season at 6-4 overall and 2-3 in District 14-4A Division I. They were tied with Liberty Hill and […]

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Marble Falls ends season with 28-21 win over Cedar Creek

08 November 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team pulled out all the stops in a thrilling 28-21 win at Bastrop Cedar Creek in a District 13-5A Division II contest November 8 to end the season. The Mustangs finish up at 2-8 overall and 2-5 in district. The Eagles are 5-5 overall and […]

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Burnet County Veterans Memorial

Burnet County Veterans Memorial dedication is Monday

08 November 2019

The group of 10 granite markers catches drivers’ attention as they travel Texas 29 through Bertram. These aren’t just any pieces of granite. Etched upon eight of them are the names of Burnet County veterans and service members. Another one pays tribute to the Challenger shuttle crew, who died January 28, 1986. The Burnet County […]

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Veterans Day at The Falls on the Colorado Museum

Falls on the Colorado Museum hosting Veterans Day program

08 November 2019

The Falls on the Colorado Museum wants veterans with support dogs to know that they and their canine assistants are welcome to the museum’s annual Veterans Day program Monday, November 11. The program, which starts at noon, is open to everyone. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and thank U.S. military veterans. The museum, the Rotary […]

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Army couple spends retirement in service to other veterans

08 November 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Lori and Mike Greco spent their careers in the U.S. Army, retirement in the Highland Lakes could only mean one thing: relaxation, right? “We’re just not like that,” Lori said with a laugh. Mike nodded in agreement, adding, “We like to serve, just help.” The Burnet couple spent the better part […]

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Help feed Texans through Hunters for the Hungry program

08 November 2019

Hunters make a tremendous difference in wildlife conservation through licensing fees, sporting goods taxes, the support of conservation organizations, and good wildlife management practices. But they also make a difference in people’s lives by helping feed thousands of Texans struggling with food insecurity. By donating field-dressed deer to Hunters for the Hungry-participating meat processors, hunters […]

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Lake Marble Falls fishing

Life in These Highland Lakes: Why local anglers are hooked

08 November 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls residents Greg Mills and Lee Beurshausen stay ready for their favorite out-of-office message: Gone fishin’. Mills keeps a rod and reel and other necessities in one corner of his office at PEC Manufacturing, set to go. The owner of Marble Falls Spa and Pool, Beuershausen makes sure his boat […]

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